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New Yorkers love nothing more than Brunch, so why not take yours to the water and enjoy brunch in the Harbor? Climb aboard the opulent Shearwater, a beautiful Newport-style schooner yacht, and take in unbeatable views of the New York City skyline. With tour tickets from, you won’t just enjoy a gentle glide along the water, you will also get to nosh on an epicurean feast and choose from a selection of coffee, tea, and an open champagne bar. This buffet brunch includes a wide array of assorted pastries, as well as salmon and a spread of fruits and cheeses. Soft drinks are included, but beer, wine, and other cocktails are available for an additional charge.

Although the Shearwater can hold up to 49 passengers, they don’t allow any passengers beyond 40 to board, in order to ensure that each guest has plenty of room to sit down, walk around, and enjoy the buffet brunch while the friendly staff caters to your every need.

The tour lasts for two hours, departing on Sundays at 11AM, when you will board the Shearwater, which was recently recognized as a national landmark. The ship was built in Maine, with construction starting as early as 1929. Comprised of traditional hand-hewn native white oak, there were 40 workmen hired to complete construction on the Shearwater.

The Shearwater is where luxury meets practicality, where you can enjoy a wonderful brunch as you take in the sights of the city. With tickets from, this opportunity is a must-do for anyone visiting the Big Apple.

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This all-ages tour combines the best of New York City sightseeing with the decadence of a delicious Sunday Brunch.

A camera is a necessary accessory while you sail aboard the Shearwater, as there will be ample opportunity for amazing photo ops. While you are welcome to bring your own picnic aboard the Shearwater, dietary restrictions can be addressed with enough advanced notice. Guests must call two hours in advance of the event, and the yacht is fully wheelchair accessible.

Additional Information

2 hours

All ages are welcome. Children two years old and younger can sail for free.

You can bring your own food along for a fun picnic at sea, but the crew can accommodate dietary needs with some advance notice.
Gratuities aren’t mandatory, but are appreciated by the ship’s crew.
Try to wear soft-soled shoes during your excursion to avoid scuff marks on the deck of the boat.
Manhattan by Sail’s Champagne Brunch Sail is a great time for couples looking for a relaxing way to spend some time during the weekend.
A camera is a must-have accessory on this New York City water tour.
There’s no need to worry about getting seasick as NY Harbor is very calm. However, the helpful crew will be there to assist you with any issues.

Manhattan by Sail’s yachts are fully wheelchair accessible.

Guests must call Manhattan by Sail to confirm their sail at least two to three hours in advance of the event. Information will be provided on voucher received once purchased.


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